Tiger Woods pleased with ‘solid’ return to action


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Tiger Woods was pleased with his overall performance at the Farmers Insurance Open as he marked his first appearance on the PGA Tour since returning from injury with a top-30 finish.

The 14-time major winner had not competed in an official tournament on the PGA Tour since the same event 12 months ago, but he produced a solid showing throughout the week at Torrey Pines, as he finished on three-under after carding a final round score of 72 on Sunday.

It is the first time that Woods has completed 72 holes in a full-field PGA Tour event since August 2015 and he was understandably pleased with his showing and he is now looking ahead to the rest of the season with relish.

“I’m very pleased,” Woods said. “After not playing for a couple of years to come out here on the Tour and really play a solid four days, I fought hard for these scores and I’m excited to get this one under my belt.”

The 42-year-old also confirmed that he felt no discomfort in his back throughout the week, even when he had to play difficult shots out of the rough.

“Overall I thought I did pretty well this week,” he added. “Some of the shots I had to hit out of the rough, out of the trees, a few times I had to jack up the speed and had no issues at all.”

Woods’ next scheduled PGA Tour outing will be at the Genesis Open in the middle of February, with his main aim being to compete at the Masters in April.

The American is a four-time winner at Augusta and he is priced at 21.00 to claim another green jacket this year.

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